An Australian bred soft leaf buffalo with a soft, broad leaf. Ideal for low light lawns.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo is perfect for prestigious sites that require a broad leaf lawn grown in a shady environment. Use it in show gardens like botanical gardens, buildings of importance or university courtyards.
Stenotaphrum secundatum ‘Kings Pride’
Shade tolerance is moderate to good. Will tolerate up to 60-70% shade. NOTE: No grass will grow well in heavy shade.
It is essential that instant turf is laid on moist soil. Once laid, it’s important to water the turf in to prevent it from drying out. Watering should wet the sod and the top 30-50mm of soil. The turf needs to be kept moist over the first few days after laying.
After the root system is fully established, water thoroughly only when required. Once every seven to ten days during warm or hot summer weather (more often on sandy soils), and much less in cooler months.
Remember that infrequent, deep watering promotes a healthy lawn by encouraging the knitting of the turf sod to the soil. Over-watering can encourage excessive growth, disease and root rot.
Sprays containing Dicamba must not be applied.
Kings Pride Soft Leaf Buffalo is offered all year round however, it is best installed between September and April.
Available in Small rolls only.
Purchase and establishment during the winter months (or unseasonably cold weather) is not ideal and carries certain risks and challenges such as:
Extremely deep rooted
Will tolerate moderate salt levels
Top dress with fine washed sand after installation. Approx. 1 cubic metre to 100 square metres.